NYC folks, I will be exhibiting at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival this weekend. I’ll have all four issues of Genus as well as some prints and originals for sale. I’ll be sharing a table with my friend Kim Sielbeck, who will be bringing her awesome zines, prints and shirts. We’ll be at table C17. Come by and show us your smiling face!
A new painting of young Louis Armstrong and Bernhardt Karnofsky.
Mr. Karnofsky, a Lithuanian-Jewish peddler, treated Louis like family and bought him his first cornet at 6. Louis identified with the family and wore a Jewish star around his neck until his death. He remembers, “They were always warm and kind to me, which was very noticeable to me — just a kid who could use a little word of kindness.”
A reminder during the holidays of what a little kindness can spark.
Thank you to Julia Rothman for including me in her upcoming book, The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History. Stay tuned for more about the book, which will come out next fall!